Tuesday, December 18, 2012


So what are your favorites?   When it comes to my craft supplies I have way too many.  So when I found the challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog it was a little hard to decide.  I finally went with my favorite Christmas stamp...I bought this one about 4 years ago and I use it every year for several different cards.
The stamp is called Santa Collage by Rubber Stampede.  I also love the embossing folder I used for this card - "Splendid" M-Bossabilities by Spellbinders.  Copics (E00, 01, 02 & N1) are another one of my favorites.  For this card I stamped Santa and colored him with the above copics and then used a glue pen and glitter on his beard, hat and snowflakes (they don't really show up in the picture) and I used a clear glaze pen on his glasses.  I edged the papers with brilliance gold and memento rhubarb stalk ink.  The greeting is from stampin up and I colored some tiny pearls with copic marker Y38 and stuck them in the middle of a few of the flowers ( I think they look like little poinsettias).

Well that's it for tonight.  I should have a couple more cards to post before Christmas.  I actually have most of my shopping done now and only have a few last minute things to pick up.  We actually started shopping late but managed to finish most of it up ahead of schedule.  Have a wonderful day everyone and thanks for stopping by


Tuesday, December 11, 2012


I got to spend a lot of time working in my studio this last week (more about that in my next post).  I wanted to make a few more cards with my C.C. Designs stamps I bought a few months ago (they are just too cute). So I popped over to the All That Scraps Challenge blog to see what their challenge was this week.  I was quite happy to see that the challenge for this week is clean & simple.  I tried to keep this one as simple as possible but I did use lots of glitter.

I used the Eira stamp (love this one) and colored her with copic markers (BG10, 11, 15, 13 - E000, 00, 01, 21, 23, 25, 27 - R20 & memento marker - lady bug).  I used a glitter pen on her belt and a glue pen and glitter on parts of her dress.  I put some sookwang tape on white cardstock and cut it out with the MFT let it snowflake die and then covered them with transparent micro fine warm highlight glitter.  I layered them with some snowflakes I cut out of the same patterned paper I used for the background (Bo Bunny Snowfall) and finished them off with a couple of rhinestones.  I used a spellbinders petite oval die to cut her out (using the out of the box technique) and a petite scalloped oval for a mat.

I have some more cards to share over the next few days.  I will post them as soon as possible.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great week everyone!


Friday, December 7, 2012

Blooming Poinsettia!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful December so far! I finally got a little bit of shopping done but I still have a lot to do.  So this is going to be a quick post tonight.  The picture of this card is a little wonky but I think you will be able to get the idea.

I embossed the gold metallic paper with the spellbinders "splendid" m-bossabilities folder.  I used the "blooming poinsettia" die from poppy stamps to make the poinsettia.  I added a little red flower to the middle under the gold berries.  The ovals were cut out using spellbinders petite ovals large and small.  The greeting stamp is from the inkadinkado stamp set "village lifestyle" set and I used memento "rhubarb stalk".  I edged most of the pieces with brilliance galaxy gold and aged mahogany distress ink.  The rhinestones were colored with copic marker R89.

I hope to be back tomorrow night with another post.  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend everyone.